Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cover of the Week - X-Men Gold and Manifest Destiny

It's time for our demi-fortnightly Covers of the Week, which means it's another opportunity for me to make veiled references to our award winners through flowery language.  This time around, we've some auriferous peoples of exacting nostalgia and some monstrously rewritten historical interpretations.  Hopefully that wasn't too oblique, and hopefully you'll join us on the other side for these covers, along with our honourable mentions.

Ken's Cover of the Week - X-Men Gold #1 by Olivier Coipel



Ken: Another nostalgia cover from the X-Men, but I'm a sucker for it. And Coipel really makes those old uniforms his own, from Jean's Jim Lee design to Storm's Silvestri era look. Ah, the memories....

Grant's Cover of the Week - Manifest Destiny #1 by Owen Gieni


Grant: While there's nothing wrong with a cover that's straight-up a gorgeous picture, I am particularly fond of those that also work with the trade dress.  Because ultimately, that's what you're going to be seeing on comic book stands.  Owen Gieni has delivered a great image that I think looks even better with the title and creator credits.  Lewis and Clark standing on the hill made of monstrous creatures efficiently communicates what this book is all about, and the orange and yellow sunset and purple foreground is some lovely colour combining.  Big fan.

Runner-Ups:  Adventure Time: Candy Capers #5, Batman: Li'l Gotham #8, The Shaolin Cowboy #2


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